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The Being (Jackie Kong, 1983)

Of all the things that inexplicably hook me about cult movies being truly baffled is one of my favourites.  Its easy to enjoy a wonky rubber outfit but when a movie has you confused, well, you've really got to work for your entertainment.

On paper The Being is a simple tale about polluted waters causing a slimy creature to attack a local small American town. The creature, a kind of Xenomorph/Thing hybrid, is actually fairly effective. I found one shot of it coiled in a small hole in the ground particularly creepy. Wisely, they keep it's KY covered fleshy visage in the dark for most of the film and, save for one unfortunate moment where they throw a fairly shit version of it from off screen to simulate it "leaping", it holds up pretty well throughout the movie. The gory moments are also pretty good, especially a hand though the chest heart removal and some severed limbs.


There are some clunky moments, and the utterly charisma-free lead is a real problem, but none of t…

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